In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have made several life-impacting changes. Most Americans are staying at home aside from going out for essentials and emergencies. Schools have closed and shifted to online versions. Many employees are working from home. People are encouraged to maintain six feet between each other for social distancing.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in children. The CDC estimates that over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD, which translates into about 9.4% of children aged 4-17.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders present among children, affecting five to ten percent of American children between the ages of three and seventeen. Parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder know the core symptoms all too well: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can lead to low frustration tolerance, difficulty with expressive language, irritability, poor performance in school, and difficulty making and maintaining friendships. ADHD can take a toll on the children, but it also affects their parents and families, caregivers, teachers, and other classmates.